Augmented Reality in Construction
Contractors and owners: Want to know what your project will look like before it is built? BIM (building information modeling) is just the beginning. Imagine being able to actually step into your model. Augmented reality is the next big technology that will help the construction industry go inside the design and visualize the building.
AR (augmented reality) refers to the process of laying computer-generated graphics onto real-world images in realtime. There are two types: GPS/compass-based AR and vision-based AR. With GPS and location-based technologies, technology originally developed for video and mobile games is combined with positioning software to create new areas of application for construction planning and design.